Posts with tag midi-guitar

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5 Cool Things You May Not Know About MIDI

MIDI... you know all about it, right? Everyone does. Well here are a few things that you may not have known about this ubiquitous technology...

Interview: Keith McMillen on Tech, Synths & Multi-dimensional Music Controllers

Designer of instruments, MIDI controllers and interfaces for over 35 years, Keith McMillen has had a huge impact on the tools music makers use and love. He talks about the KMI, tech and the future!

Review: Yamaha UD-BT01 and MD-BT01 Bluetooth to MIDI Interfaces

The new UD-01 and MD BT-01 are wireless Bluetooth to MIDI interfaces which allow for greater portability and less risk of tripping over cables. Matt Vanacoro puts both to the test from a distance!

StrumPad is an Arduino MIDI Controller With 6 Touch Sensors for Musical Strumming Without Strings

StrumPad is an ingenious idea for a MIDI controller that does away with keys and replaces them with virtual strings / fretboard that can be strummed in a way you'd expect to play a guitar.

Tone Shifter Announces the Word’s first Smart Audio Interface & MIDI Controller

What product blows Neil Zaza's mind? What product is the Game Changer for Neil Zaza? It's Tone Shifter 3 Smart Sound Interface, the world’s first smart sound interface combines MIDI controller. 

Guitar Tips: In The Studio Vs Playing Live

OK. So, you don't need to be a god to play guitar well... and here Rich Tozzoli shares tips and techniques on how to approach shredding your axe successfully whether in the studio or playing live.

Most Popular MIDI Controller Brands of 2015 (As Voted For By You)

Using a mouse or trackpad to control your music software is limiting. We asked YOU the brand of your primary MIDI Controller, and with almost 25,000 answers... Here's the results!

6 DIY Alternative Instrument Makers You Need to Know About

Looking to be inspired? Then you're in the right place. Here are makers of alternative instruments who you need to know about. Whether you use their instruments or not, they are worth checking out.

ACPAD Is World’s First Wireless MIDI Controller For Your Acoustic Guitar

ACPAD promises to be the world’s first wireless MIDI controller for acoustic guitar. With access to hundreds of instruments, sound effects and loops, and it’s on Kickstarter now.

The World of Alternative MIDI Controllers

From Keytars, to MIDI guitars, wind controlled to V-Drums, there's a world of unusual MIDI controllers out there, that go beyond your usual buttons and keys. Joe Albano explores notable alternatives.

ACPAD: An Innovative Wireless MIDI Controller for Acoustic Guitar

ACPAD is about to launch via Kickstarter. What is it? In a nutshell, it's a wireless MIDI controller that fits around the body of an acoustic guitar and lets you trigger sounds from your DAW. Cool.

Review: Jamstik Smart Guitar MIDI Controller

A Guitar, MIDI Controller and innovative learning tool all in one package? That's what Jamstik+ has set out to become. Andy Bowen puts every (virtual) string to the stress test in our review.

Livid Instruments Guitar Wing Now Connects Wirelessly to Devices Via Bluetooth LE MIDI

Livid Instruments' Guitar Wing already offers so much for those who want to control synths, samples and effects from the guitar. Now it supports Bluetooth LE MIDI for OS X and iOS 8 devices.

Is it a Guitar, Piano, Violin, or Drum? The Artiphon Instrument 1: All This and More

There's something to be said for a multi-instrument experience from one object. Using some clever tech, the Artiphon Instrument 1 promises to satisfy many instrument needs in one portable package.

An Arduino MIDI Guitar Synth That Plays Great

Curious how you can hack existing instruments and an Arduino to create your own MIDI Synth Guitar? Gr4yhound has done just that and rocks it out in this impressive video demo.